Littleton Sailing Club is an RYA Training Centre offering courses in dinghy sailing leading to RYA certification for both adults and children. Our beginner dinghy courses are a great way to take your first steps into the exciting sport of dinghy sailing.
2020 Adult Course Dates
RYA Level 1 & 2 courses are planned for:
- 2/3 May & 9/10 May NOW CANCELLED
- 18/19 Jul & 25/26 Jul
- 15/16 Aug & 22/23 Aug
- 26/27 Sep & 3/4 Oct
More information about our adult courses can be found on our training pages.
RYA Youth Training Courses
For information on courses for young sailors go to the youth training page.
Please note that the club is closed again this weekend due to the forecast bad weather. There will be no duty team on Sunday.
Unfortunately Saturday 15th also looks like being a write-off so we are not able to recommend buddy sailing on as an alternative this week.
The first Littleton Trophy event of the year took place on Sunday 5th January. The Icicle Trophy was sailed in more pleasant conditions than it has been in some past years, and certainly not living up to its name on this occasion! Thanks go to Steve Jones and his team for setting some great courses resulting in some close racing over the three general handicap race series. In a total fleet of 15 entries, congratulations to Nick Pepper, who triumphed in his Laser, to take the trophy at the end of the day.
View all photos (courtesy of Mike Wilkie)
Postponed due to Covid 19 restrictions – please check back in July for updates.
Come and enjoy a festive evening with your fellow Club MembersWe are now taking bookings for the Christmas Dinner at Littleton Sailing Club on Saturday 14th December, with bar open from 6:30pm – 11:00pm.
Enjoy a Traditional Three Course Christmas Menu followed by Tea/Coffee & Mints
Tickets £25.00 pp inc Booking FeeBook early – limited spaces
How to bookBooking is via Eventbrite, go to: Christmasdinner.eventbrite.co.uk Password: Turkey
Ten of Littleton’s Junior sailors competed in the British Youth Sailing (BYS) London & South East Regional Junior Championships 28-29 September 2019 at Datchet Water Sailing Club (DWSC) in the coached regatta fleet.
The Juniors bravely took to the water in extremely challenging conditions, with waves crashing onto the exposed beach at DWSC and a strong onshore wind gusting up to 25 knots.
Lottie Phillips and Lucia Evans took 2nd and 3rd respectively in the Tera class, with Khenza and Tazkiya Yazid taking 2nd in the Feva Class. Full results can be seen here. Well done to all the Juniors who took part.
The 2019 CSSC Dinghy Championships, held over the weekend of 20 – 22 September, saw 3 crews from Littleton travel to Hooe Point Sailing Club for 2 days of racing in Plymouth Sound.
Despite difficult conditions, with gusts over 25 knots and rolling waves, Andrew and Nick Selves finished 13th in their RS800, whilst Luca and Mika Colombi finished 15th in a Laser Bahia borrowed from Hooe Point SC. Mika was delighted to be awarded the Junior Cup as the youngest competitor in the fleet at 9 years old.
Congratulations to Dan Goodman and Debbie Clark, who took the overall win convincingly in their RS800, finishing all but one of the 6 races in first position. See the full 2019 CSSC dinghy championships results here.
Our winter series racing starts on the Saturday 5th October and continues every Saturday until the end of the year. There will be no safety cover or racing on Sundays. The schedule is as follows:
11.00 Solo Class
11.05 General Handicap
12.45 General Handicap
14.00 Personal Handicap Pursuit
From January till end of March we will be swapping days so that we have racing and safety cover on Sundays only.
Note that on days when there is no safety cover over the winter members may still sail so long as they have someone else in attendance who could effect a rescue if needed.
Please be reminded that our club rules state that from November till end of March either a wetsuit or drysuit must be worn as the water temperature becomes rather more refreshing.
Please bring a picnic with you if you are coming to the club over the weekend of the 28th and 29th September as our caterers will be having a well earned break on these dates.
Members will still be able to make themselves teas and coffees in the galley.